Rethinking Commonsense Psychology by Matthew Ratcliffe
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Rethinking Commonsense Psychology
By Matthew Ratcliffe

Rethinking Commonsense Psychology

A Critique of Folk Psychology, Theory of Mind and Simulation

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Rethinking Commonsense Psychology by Matthew Ratcliffe

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This book offers arguments against the view that interpersonal understanding involves a 'folk' or 'commonsense' psychology, a view which Ratcliffe suggests is a theoretically motivated abstraction. His alternative account draws on phenomenology, neuroscience and developmental psychology, exploring patterned interactions in shared social situations.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780230221208
ISBN-10: 0230221203
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 140mm x 16mm)
Pages: 283
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 11-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Matthew Ratcliffe

MATTHEW RATCLIFFE is Reader in Philosophy at Durham University, UK. He is the author of Feelings of Being: Phenomenology, Psychiatry and the Sense of Reality (2008) and co-editor of Folk Psychology Re-assessed (2007).

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